EDMONTON – Three people were killed and two others were taken to hospital after a two-vehicle collision west of Edmonton in Parkland County Saturday morning.
Stony Plain and Spruce Grove RCMP responded to the crash just two kilometres south of Spruce Grove. It happened around 9 a.m. at the intersection of secondary Highway 628 and Range Road 273, also known as Golden Spike Road.
A gravel truck heading north on Golden Spike and a westbound pickup truck collided in the intersection of the two roads.
“It was a significant collision, and the pickup truck burst into flames,” said Sgt. Lorne Adamintz with the Spruce Grove/Stony Plain RCMP detachment.
Of the four people in the pickup, three were killed. A fourth person, a man believed to be in his thirties, was flown by STARS air ambulance to the University of Alberta in Edmonton in critical condition.
The woman driving the gravel truck was taken to hospital by ground ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. She was the only person in the vehicle.
There were traffic controls in place at the time.
“On Golden Spike Road, or Range Road 273, there are no traffic control devices. On Highway 628 there are stop signs in the east-west direction,” said Sgt. Adamintz.
All traffic was being diverted, and the intersection was closed until about 3 p.m. The cause remains under investigation.